No. 13 Ohio St. 72, Illinois 53

Jon Diebler scored 18 points, hitting six 3-pointers, to lead

No. 13 Ohio State to a 72-53 win over Illinois on Sunday.

After falling behind by one early, the Buckeyes (20-6, 10-3 Big

Ten) used an 18-6 run to finish the Illini (17-9, 9-4) off


By the end of the run Ohio State led 21-10 with 11:48 to play.

The Buckeyes were up 36-20 at the half and never led by less than

13 over the final 20 minutes.

Demetri McCamey led Illinois with nine points – nearly seven

short of his average.

The win kept the Buckeyes in a first-place tie in the Big Ten

with Michigan State. The Illini fell from the top spot and are a

game back of the leaders.